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back hagel. democrats have largely supported president obama's pick to follow outcomegoing secretary leon panetta. the new poll shows the federal government is not popular with the american public. a majority of americans thinks it threatens their personal rights and freedom. let's talk about it. david mercer and former rnc spokesperson is here for a fair and balanced debate about why everybody's so cranky. good to see you both. >> good tesee you. >> so now, we believe it's the first time in the history of the poll who have a majority of american who is say they are not happy with the federal government. >> in the poll, if you look deep into it, it says outright that conservative republicans who in 2010 had a 62%... feeling of being threatened by the government, now it's up to 76%. so i think that's largely driving this new number that we are seeing in the poll, which is to say, what is it attributed to? a lot of factor, being the financial crisis, starting in 2008 and i think also a lot of gridlock and partisanship, which we all need to take a note of so we can get to fair and balan
. >> thank you for having me. >> eric: president obama says it's washington's fault, the latest explanation for the sluggish u.s. economic recovery. and it has been tough going. let's take a look at the unemployment rate when mr. obama took office, it was 7.8%. right now, it's just ticked up a bit, 7.9%. the percentage of american who is are not working as much as they would like to, in 2009, that was 14.2%. today, up just a hair, 14.4%, the president claims the capitol is dysfunctional. >> i bet most americans are thinking the same thing right now -- nothing will get done in washington this year, or next year, or maybe even the year after that, because washington is broken. can you blame them for feeling a little cynical? that's the reason my jobs bill that would put a million more people back to work has been voted down by republicans in congress time and time again. it is the biggest source of gridlock in washington and has been over the last 3 years. now here's the thing -- remember i told you this was a choice that we have to make? because what is holding us back right now is not that
. they brought up the fact that it might be because of the obama effect. we have seen our first african-american president and that may bring operated him. in and details and republicans there is a break. >> gregg: throw that up. that is a huge difference, isn't it? >> yes, it is. we saw during the george bush years, republicans were more optimistic. we have seen more wealthy and republicans a huge drop-off. it went from 75% in 2008 who were optimistic to 30% right now. in part, democrats are more optimistic because they their president is in offe, they have more optimism about his policies and republicans converse is true. >> gregg: clearly you are optimistic personally? >> i am. >> gregg: because you are wearing bright red today? >> yes, go niners! we're both from california. look at you, wearing orange, what team is that. >> gregg: is that tampa? they are like the biggest losers in the n.f.l. i'm a loser. >> no. >> gregg: i lived for eight years in san francisco. i love the niners, during the heyday of steve young and joe montana. >> i grew up in watsonville, california. >> watsonvil
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